The Evergreen State College Presents ‘Van Jones Speaks’ Saturday, June 2, at 4 p.m.

May 17, 2012

“Rebuild the Dream” author Van Jones reflects on his journey from grassroots outsider to White House insider.

Van Jones will speak at the College Recreation Center, located at 2700 Evergreen Parkway, Olympia, Washington 98505.

Tickets are available for $7 in advance at The Evergreen State College book store, and $10 at the door for students, staff and faculty with ID.

General admission is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Advance purchase tickets are available at the following locations.

  • Rainy Day Records. 301 5th Avenue SE, Olympia (360) 357-4755
  • QFC Store outlets throughout Washington
  • Ted Brown Music Company, 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd., Tacoma (800) 562-8938

About Van Jones

A civil rights and environmental advocate and an attorney in Oakland, California, working to combine solutions to social inequality and environmental justice, Van Jones founded the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, a California non-governmental organization working for alternatives to violence.

In 2005 he co-founded Color of Change, an advocacy group for African Americans that seeks to strengthen “Black America's political voice.”

In 2007 he founded Green For All, a national NGO dedicated to “building an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty.”

In 1998 he was awarded the Reebok Human Rights Award and in 2008 wrote The Green Collar Economy: A Revolutionary Plan to End Global Warming, Beat Poverty, and Unite America that reached number 12 on the New York Times Best Seller list.

In March of 2009 he was appointed by President Obama to the position of Special Advisor for Green Jobs where he worked to advance the administration’s climate and energy initiatives.

Jones is currently a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and a senior policy advisor for Green For All. He holds a joint appointment at Princeton University, as a distinguished visiting fellow in both the Center for African American Studies and in the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.